While we've begun to celebrate summer with all of the usual outdoor activities, our skin has likely gone through some changes - some good (bronzey tan, yes!), some bad (dry skin, no!). It's been a while since we did a beauty post here on Regally Soled and since the first official day of summer is on Monday I thought, what better time than now?
First of all, I want to mention that I did not include sunscreen in this post. It is a given – always, always, always use sunscreen if you're going to be outside! Unfortunately, I worked at a tanning salon throughout college and along with free tans has come lots of skin damage so I am extra careful to protect my skin now. I just use a Hawaiian Tropics one from the drugstore and call it a day, nothing fancy here!
Now onto the good stuff! I keep my makeup simple in the summer and typically skip foundation altogether. I use my favorite Boscia BB cream in its place and layer on bronzer, blush (I use MAC Peach Twist) and highlighter to simulate a dewy, summer glow. Lipstick tends to dry my lips out severely so I also find myself reaching for my Sugar lip treatment in the color Tulip. It's a pretty pink shade, has SPF 15 and feels super smooth and creamy. For fragrance, I like lighter scents in the summer and Beach by Bobbi Brown is an all time fave!
Now onto skincare. I always apply this St. Tropez gradual tanner after showering to add an extra hint of color but I also recently tried this Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and I love it – its firming and shimmery! Neither of these products is super moisturizing so I often apply my favorite Victoria's Secret Body Oil to my arms and legs before heading out for the day. At the end of the day, removing the makeup and oil from my face is an absolute must! This Murad Clarifying Cleanser is amazing! It is cooling and has time-released acne medication to keep my skin clear. I highly recommend giving it a try!
I'm always up for trying new products – what are your faves this summer??
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